WOCCU Scholarship Deadline Draws Near

WYCUP Winners Qualify to Attend 2009 Barcelona Conference

May 07, 2008

Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
Phone: (608) 395-2000

MADISON, Wis.—The deadline for World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Scholarship Program is quickly approaching. Applicants must submit their completed nomination materials to WOCCU headquarters no later than June 2, 2008. Winners qualify for an all-expenses-paid trip to WOCCU's 2009 World Credit Union Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

WOCCU is committed to ensuring the future sustainability of the international credit union system by recognizing and promoting its next generation of leaders. The WYCUP Scholarship Program seeks individuals 35 years of age or younger who have already made significant contributions to the development of their own credit unions, regional or national credit union systems and have demonstrated the potential to employ their unique talents at the international level. Credit unions and credit union organizations that are WOCCU members are encouraged to nominate their next generation of credit union leaders to compete for the WYCUP Scholarship.

To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must: 1) be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend WOCCU's 2008 World Credit Union Conference in Hong Kong in July; 2) be 35 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2008; and 3) submit a completed nomination form with all the necessary supporting materials to WOCCU no later than June 2, 2008.

The WOCCU Scholarship will be awarded to five recipients at the 2008 conference in Hong Kong. Winners earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2009 World Credit Union Conference in Barcelona, Spain. All WYCUP nominees, regardless of award status, will be formally recognized in Hong Kong and invited to take part in events organized specifically for participants 35 years of age and younger, including a networking session. Registrants within this age group also qualify for a discounted registration fee regardless of whether or not they compete for the scholarship.

For more information on the WYCUP Scholarship Program and a nomination form, visit the WOCCU Website at or contact Liliana Tangwall, credit union analyst, at (608) 395-2043 or

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

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